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Re: Great speech video on "Sound"

> > On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 7:23 PM, Mark Showalter
> <folkstone57@operamail.com> wrote:
> >
> > My comment to this is, did the documentary explore any of the 
> > reasons those chimps we're sharing stories?
> > Did they see if perhaps the chimps simply didn't like the 
> > children they were forced to be with?
> Oh, I'm afraid I didn't explain it well enough: Chimpanzee and
> children never met. Typical behavior of five old children was compared
> to typical behavior of chimpanzee. The obvious difference mentioned -
> that I find interesting for this discussion about man's urge to tell
> stories maybe being a typical human instinct - was that children
> always babble away telling stories but chimpanzee only communicate
> when there is a practical need for it.

I thought that there was something lost in translation, but I had too much 
fun going to town on that one.

> My point, to be understood, was that we already have the instinctual
> urge to communicate and that music is just another language to babble
> and have fun with. Like someone already said.

Completely agree with the idea that music is an almost universal language 
& certainbly that it can be graet fun. Probably one of the reasons it can 
be so close to universal is that it seems people almost instictively 
recognize music even if it's in a form that isn't familliar. The first 
time I heard some Oriental forms of music it sounded much more like a 
battle carried on in a Lego factory than music. Eventually I caught on & 
there's some that I really like.
> Greetings from Sweden
> Per Boysen
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Mark Showalter
Minden Jot!

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